06 Jun '11, 1pm

China evacuates tens of thousands in deadly floods - Channel NewsAsia #China

China evacuates tens of thousands in deadly floods - Channel NewsAsia #China

BEIJING : China said on Monday it has evacuated more than 60,000 people in the nation's southwest, after torrential rain triggered floods that killed one and left another 15 missing. The floods in Guizhou province also damaged or destroyed thousands of houses, the Ministry of Civil Affairs said in a statement. During the downpours, water levels on a river in Guizhou's Wangmo county rose over three metres above the safe level, before dropping back to a normal range, the official Xinhua news agency said. State television broadcast images of water raging through towns, cars piled up and motorbikes covered in brown sludge. It also showed people being evacuated in the eastern province of Jiangxi, also hit by floods. In neighbouring Hunan, meanwhile, around 16,000 people were evacuated in Loudi city during rainstorms, Xinhua said in a separate report. The province has recently b...

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